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Nonprofit Explorer
1.1 million tax returns from tax-exempt organizations and see financial details such as their executive compensation and revenue and expenses. You can browse data released since 2013 and download tax filings going back as far as 2001.

Foundation Stats
The Foundation Center provides this free database where you can find data on grants given per year, including the dollar value of those grants, by subject areas. This database also allows you to view data by population groups and recipient location. Additional statistics include aggregate grant fiscal data and top grant givers. 

GuideStar - General Public
The free version of the Guidestar.org website offers fewer search options and less information on individual nonprofits. 1.8 million IRS-recognized tax-exempt organizations. Thousands of faith-based nonprofits not required to register with the IRS. Millions of Form 990 images

National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS)
A project of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy (CNP) at the Urban Institute, the NCCS provides brief information on nonprofit organizations including financial information, recent 990 forms, and programming information. Search for nonprofits by name or by location or by National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code.
Also, find profiles of the U.S. and individual state nonprofit sectors and search for information on nonprofits by state, county or zip code.

Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator evaluates and compares nonprofit charities for potential donors. Ratings include financial health, accountability, and transparency. In addition to rating information sign up for a free login account to access past ratings, IRS information, including current and past IRS 990 forms and links to news articles about the charity.

Better Business Bureau For Charities and Donors
Rates and grades charity organizations based on performance, a history of complaints against the organization, and other criteria.

NASCO: National Association of State Charity Officials
Links to state regulatory agencies, some of which include searchable data on state-registered charities.

Idealist
Over 90,000 charities and nonprofits, plus job information

Blackbaud - Nonprofit Industry Research
Blackbaud is a publically traded company that provides software, services, and training to nonprofits.

State of the Nonprofit Industry - Annual Report 
Free registration on the website is required to view the most current report. Previous years are available without registration.

The Blackbaud Index 
A monthly index on charitable giving. Information can be viewed by nonprofit organization size and by industry sector. 

Nonprofit News Publications

The following are trade publications in the nonprofit field that are not peer-reviewed.

Board Leadership

Leader to Leader

Nonprofit World